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. one of the things that steve has worked on a great deal, and i do not want to take away his thunder, a look at how americans will stay competitive -- if we look at how america will stay competitive -- i hear your phone -- [laughter] the question of whether or not a merkel be able to compete, whether we will be able to make investments, are we -- are we going to be able to have the kind of innovation that creates jobs? north of 80% of the net new jobs made in america in the last 20 years have come from start-ups. where had the talent come from? disproportionately from a first generation americans. we are very lucky particularly in northern virginia, which rivals only the silicon valley in terms of the number of tech- related startups, you look a little deeper, and a 1 1/3 of the tech startups in northern virginia had one of the co- founders or founders as a first generation american. the numbers in the valley are even higher. how do we maintain that? one is talent. i will come back to that in a moment. another piece of this which we think is very complementary and something that stev
, steve. i would like to thank the secretary for his kind comments and i think it's important to note in addition to our united states senators, we are joined by the entire colorado delegation. our members of congress, diana degette, jared polis, cory gardner and congressman perlmutter. thank you all for being here as well. i had the great privilege to be with our former senator in the shadow of the rocky mountains where this tree once stood and we now have the high privilege of standing in the shadow of the capitol of the united states of america to be able to celebrate this season. when we went to carve that tree, we were joined there by members of the ute tribes. they are inherent to our area. the people of the ute tribes, they have a word that things are good -- to make sure that all is good. native american culture, it's about wind, about the sky, the land, and water. comes. this tree, which will represent the spirit of the state of colorado and indeed our nation speaks also to the importance as the secretary noted of forest health. in the state of colorado, we have many challeng
teresa sullivan and steve case, the founder of aol. >> we have instructed the panel is not to say hello to friends and family, so i will do it for them. hi, mom, i kids. tonight's keynote concludes a series of discussions about the problems, prospects, and policies are running high skilled immigration policy in the u.s. this morning at the miller center washington d.c. office, we have brought to the panelists from law, economics, and the private sector to debate and deliberate about a range of topics related to high skilled immigration. our discussion was framed by which isng at s.aessay, available on the miller center web site. our first session this morning, they compared the united states h1b policy to the blue card initiative and the european union. gary friedman focused on the public's underlying immigration policy and concluded that immigration policy in the u.s. is reasonable and rational, given the structure of the u.s.'s interest group-based system of political expression. susan marcum of georgetown university's institute for international emigration argued, and many agreed, th
your crystal balls and tell us, the next 12 months, what will happen on this issue? steve? >> i am cautiously optimistic. six months ago, it passed with broad bipartisan support. with they came together on that legislation because it was important to provide sbrures with capital even though they said nothing could get done, something did get done. the good news people recognize the issue is important and there is a general agreement on the solution around high skilled immigration. the problem is is the politics and the economy and jobs have been prumped by the politics of immigration. i think there are four paths. one could be the pass the senate not be taken up in the senate. there is a lottery that would flult raising the overall level of immigration. if there was an agreement to include that that bill could be passed. a second option which is what the president has ind indicated he favors is to link high skilled immigration with the dream act. so it is a broader solution around immigration. the third would be to say this deals with the 50,000, this deals with a million five. the
're going to hear steve on the republican line. caller: i agree that all the tax cuts and alba -- you know, unless they reduce spending, it is not going to do anything. we need to create more jobs. if we keep taxing the businesses, they should just reform the tax. if a business hires so many amount of people, they will get a deduction if they hire that amount of people. that would work. i am from buffalo. years ago, they had bethlehem steel. we have the wiper place -- i cannot remember the name, but anyway, the state gave them a tax breaks for hiring people. they start hiring people. you have to have income to spend money. the government needs more taxable people. it is like a bank account. if i give you $1 million and your spending $2 million and only taking in half a million dollars, it is not going to balance. host: do you take deductions? caller: i don't take -- make enough money to take them. every time i try to take them, they say, you did not make enough to take that out. host: what do you think of that? caller: like i said, if they want my money, that is ok. let me put it to you th
." our next caller is linda joining us from florida. good morning. caller: good morning, steve. i love your show. most of my education has come from the "washington journal." host: thanks, linda. caller: i am a health care provider and we do not need a doc fix. there are multiple health care providers in the united states. the ama lobby is the biggest lobby entity that is out there. they don't want nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others in the field to be able to have a seat at the table with providing health care. every patient does not need to see a doctor. our system is greedy. our medicare system is so bad now because of physicians who do not want to share or who see themselves as the sole entity. there is so much overcharging from medical equipment and pharmaceutical companies. their need to be something done. what happened to physicians making a meager same day living as their fellow man? this nation is -- we are just fallen apart from greed. nobody wants anyone else to have more than what they have. we need to be looking out for our neighbors. host: will that bend
. with that i want to turn it over to our good friend and colleague steve israel from new york. >> i've learned when you say my way or the highway you usually end up on the highway. they need to turn around, they need to come back to washington, they need to negotiate a compromise based on what the president has put forth. plan b may have failed, it is now to get to plan c. plan b is compromise and plan c is comprehensive. we urge our colleagues to come back to washington and get to work on something that is a compromise. every time we have offered a compromise, the republicans have gone in the other direction. we were here, they were there. we went in this direction, they have now left town. that is no way to get a compromise that is comprehensive. so we urge them to return to work, return to washington and avoid the fiscal cliff. i will turn it back to our leader. >> i was interested that the speaker said last night that the house did not take up the bill last night because we did not have the votes to pass it. it was not the outcome i wanted but that was the will of the house. that was not t
is on the independent line from colorado. caller: good morning, steve. i listened to it the myopic dogma in this segment over and over. the only people i can blame on this are the american people. the people who sit here and listen to these guys that are extremists and and they vote him into office -- them into office. i hear people say let's get rid of epa. if you look at how much epa takes out of our budget, that's like worrying about nothing gary people need to turn off the tv and start studying more. crack some books. look at economic spirit trickle-down economics does not work. name a country where it has worked? maybe estonia. but it's not working in greece. i heard a great saying that says when time gets tough, everyone is a keynesian. turn off the tv. not c-span of course. but turn off the news channels that are just cramming this stuff, and get involved in this before you formulate an opinion. i think we would be voted into office smarter, better people that are not tea party extremists. how about if on the democratic side grover norquist had said never cut any spending? i'm going to sign a bil
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